As executive chairman Jeff Shi, the mastermind of Wolverhampton Wanderers’ rise, told the Mirror this weekend, the Championship league leaders are prepared to invest big to take the club back to the Premier League.
“We want the best,” Shi said with Wolves, backed by Chinese conglomerate Fosun International, spending huge fees in the off-season to bring the likes of Ruben Neves to Molineux.
Wolves are expected to spend again in January with The Mirror (15th November, page 48) claiming that Nicolai Jorgensen, whose 21 goals inspired Feyenoord to their first Eredivisie title since 1999 last season, was on their radar.
It appears that a new striker is Wolves’ top priority with Leo Bonatini lacking any sort of experienced back-up. Croatian newspaper Jutarnji List linked the club with a move for Victoria Plzen’s Czech international Michal Krmencik, who has scored goals for fun this season.
Either way, the more prolific strikers who are tipped to move to Molineux, the more difficult it appears to be for Duckens Nazon to secure a future in the Midlands.
The Haitian ace is yet to make a Championship appearance for Wolves since making that rather unique move to the Black Country from Indian outfit Kerala Blasters on an initial six-month deal in January.
But while Nazon has made a positive impression during a loan spell with Coventry City, it appears unlikely that a Wolves side with a huge budget at their disposal will put their faith in a striker with six goals in 16 games in League Two this season.
By the time he returns to Molineux at the end of this season, he could have another highly-rated striker ahead of him in the pecking order.